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Special Issue CFP: Knowledge Society: A roadmap for government consultation / International Journal of Knowledge and Learning

From: Miltiadis Lytras <mdl@eltrun.gr>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 22:53:45 +0200
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To: "Miltiadis Lytras" <mdl@eltrun.gr>
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Dear All,
I am very happy and I have to say at least a GREAT THANK you to Tom
Davenport and Larry Prusak for their great support and their kindness to
accept my invitation to coedit a double special issue on KNOWLEDGE

We will try through a mixed open call and personal invitations (to
academics, practitioners and politicians) strategy to develop a high
quality special issue aiming to cover the need of our days for an OPEN
SOCIETY based on knowledge and learning for all.

Please find below the relevant call. 

Best Regards
Dr. Miltiadis D. Lytras
Editor in Chief, International Journal of Knowledge and Learning

Special Issue on 
Knowledge Society: A roadmap for government consultation 

International Journal of Knowledge and Learning
ISSN (Online): 1741-1017 - ISSN (Print): 1741-1009
URL: http://www.inderscience.com/ijkl 

Special Issue Editors
Miltiadis Lytras, Research Academic Computer Technology Institute and 
Business Administration Department, University of Patras,

Thomas Davenport, Professor and Director of Research, Babson Executive 
Education, Babson College, USA, http://www.tomdavenport.com/ 

Laurence Prusak, Co-Director "Working Knowledge", Distinguished Scholar in
Residence, Babson College, USA, http://www.laurenceprusak.com/ 

Call for Papers

The International Journal of Knowledge and Learning seeks original 
manuscripts for the Special Issue on "Knowledge Society: A roadmap for 
government consultation" scheduled to appear in a 2007 issue.

The knowledge society is often treated as a utopia, where optimistic 
considerations for the role of new technologies envision unrealistic
adding services for citizens, and knowledge is purported to create 
dramatic economic advances. 

In the last years, several scientific disciplines have initiated debates
on the characteristics of the knowledge society and the required 
consultations towards the establishment of "managing bodies", the 
crafting of strategies and policies as well as the specification of action

Given the significance of the knowledge society as a new context of our 
era, four significant objectives formulate the justification of the
special issue:

1. The need to investigate the "soft" and "hard" aspects of the 
knowledge society, with the aim of providing organizational and 
cultural frameworks as well as infrastructures enabled by the 
evolution of information technologies.

2. The need to provide a sustainable worldwide knowledge society 
vision based on collaboration, knowledge and learning for all and 
especially for people in need.

3. The need to anchor government policies in scientific evidence 
concerning the characteristics of the emerging knowledge 
intensive economy and social environment.

4. The need to investigate the key priorities of the knowledge society 
in terms of critical aspects of human life (e.g. health, education, 
culture, science, business etc).

The special issue aims at helping in communicating and disseminating 
the vision of the knowledge society through specific priorities and
actions for government and/or NGO policies. The issue is intended to initiate a dialog between the government and the research community based on 
a well-defined context. It could initiate a "New Deal" for Education in
the 21st century. 

Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Strategies and support for:
- Creating a public knowledge and learning management 
- Achieving sustainability and interoperability of knowledge-intensive 
public services in an open and accessible digital environment.
- Replicating services across national borders  handling regulatory, 
administrative, linguistic and cultural differences.
- Improving the take-up and quality of public services.
- Bridging the digital divide and avoiding new forms of digital exclusion
based on, e.g., education, language, culture, age or gender.
- Raising the level of trust and confidence in the enabling technologies 
for the knowledge society
- Creating sustainable business models for the knowledge society that 
leverage the entire value chain and enable the full participation of as 
many stakeholders as possible
- Establishing policies and practices that would help to make the 
knowledge society an implementable reality.

Important Dates
30th May 2006: Submission of manuscripts
15th Sept 2006: Notification to authors
15th November 2006: Final versions due
Mid 2007: Publication 

Style and Author Guidelines
Please send a mail to Dr. Miltiadis Lytras, at an early stage in order to
confirm the suitability of your contribution to the special issue.
Submitted articles must not have been previously published or currently 
submitted for journal publication elsewhere. As an author, you are
responsible for understanding and adhering to our submission guidelines. You can access them by clicking on http://www.inderscience.com/papers/about.php 
Please thoroughly read these before submitting your manuscript.

Please submit your paper to Dr. Miltiadis D. Lytras (lytras@ceid.upatras.gr)
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